DIY Rusty Bunny Frame
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This rusty bunny turned out so cute! I was surprised how easy it was to achieve the “rust’ look using a cookie sheet tin and some chalk paint. The possibilities are endless with this little guy! I thought it would be cute to make a bunch and string it on twine for garland. You may see another DIY post using this rusty bunny in the near future!
- Farmhouse Picture Frame (Click the link to see how to make one)
- Tin cookie sheets from the Dollar Tree
- Bunny cut out (I trace a bunny from some Dollar Tree garland)
- Sharpie or something to trace the bunny with
- Waverly chalk paint in the color plaster
- Waverly antiquing wax
- paint brushes (round foam brushes work great for applying the wax)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Super glue to hold the tin bunny to the material
- Card-stock in the design of your choice
Step 1: Lay the bunny cut out on the tin cookie sheet, trace and cut it out.
Step 2: Paint the bunny with Waverly chalk paint (in the color plaster), and allow to dry.
Step 3: Once the bunny is dry it is time to make it look rusty. To do this, dip a clean paint brush into the antiquing wax and then begin to brush all over the bunny. Make sure to go side to side and up and down. You will want to add a little extra wax to the corners and places you think will “rust” first. Once that was dry I then dry brushed over the bunny with the chalk PAINT. Once that dried I want over it again with some antiquing wax. This step is really something you will have to play around with until you get it looking right. I also found that the round foam brushes work really well for adding the antiquing wax.
Step 4: Take the glass out of the picture frame and discard. Cut a piece of card-stock to the size of the cardboard frame insert. Hot glue the card-stock to the frame. Next, center the bunny and glue it to the card stock. I hot glued mine and the tin is not sticking to the card stock too well. I suggest using something like super glue or E6000 to hold the tin down better.
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